Thursday, April 25, 2019

A Director Resolves Not to Recut His Film and a Vision Emerges


By KYLE BUCHANAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/under-the-silver-lake-director.html?partner=IFTTT
David Robert Mitchell was urged to re-edit “Under the Silver Lake” after a mixed reception in Cannes. On screens this month is what he intended to show all along.

‘J.T. LeRoy’ Review: Unpeeling the Layers of an All-American Hoax


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/jt-leroy-review.html?partner=IFTTT
The well-matched Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern play creation and creator in this entertaining account of a literary fraud.

‘I Trapped the Devil’ Review: Anxiety, Panic and Maybe Satan on a Holiday Visit


By TEO BUGBEE via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/i-trapped-the-devil-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Someone is being held in the basement in this stylish film.

‘Chasing Portraits’ Review: Seeking Art Lost During the Holocaust


By KEN JAWOROWSKI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/chasing-portraits-review.html?partner=IFTTT
The documentary follows Elizabeth Rynecki as she catalogs paintings by Moshe Rynecki that were scattered during World War II.

‘Return to Return to Nuke ’Em High A.K.A. Vol. 2’ Review: Troma Is Back, Icky as Ever


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/return-to-return-to-nuke-em-high-review.html?partner=IFTTT
A putrid but at times oddly amiable exercise from the director Lloyd Kaufman.

‘Queen of Diamonds’ Review: Fear, Loathing and Misogyny


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/queen-of-diamonds-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Nina Menkes’s 1991 film, debuting in a new restoration, keeps a tight frame on the accumulating indignities of capitalism in Las Vegas.

‘Be Natural’ Review: Rescuing Alice Guy Blaché, a Film Pioneer, From Oblivion


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/be-natural-untold-story-alice-guy-blache-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This lively documentary shows how a founder of two national cinemas — director, producer and studio boss — was almost forgotten.

‘The White Crow’ Review: The Young Nureyev, Gotta Dance! Gotta Defect!


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/the-white-crow-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Ralph Fiennes directs this biographical look at the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s early life, including his 1961 defection to the West.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Everything You Need to Know Before ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ in Two Minutes


By JASON BAILEY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/24/movies/avengers-endgame-recap.html?partner=IFTTT
Maybe you haven’t seen all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Maybe you’ve forgotten some. We’ll get you caught up for “Endgame.”

Tribeca Film Festival: 9 Filmmakers Who Should Be on Your Radar


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/movies/tribeca-film-festival.html?partner=IFTTT
Their films may be flawed, but they reflect talent behind the camera. This is your chance to say you saw these directors when they were just starting out.

How ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Creates Chills


By MEKADO MURPHY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/movies/the-curse-of-la-llorona-scene.html?partner=IFTTT
The director Michael Chaves narrates a scene from this thriller about a menacing mother.

‘Carmine Street Guitars’ Review: A Portrait of an Ax Meister


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/movies/carmine-street-guitars-review.html?partner=IFTTT
The Greenwich Village guitar shop at the heart of Ron Mann’s documentary is one the last redoubts of a fast-disappearing bohemian Manhattan.

Meet the Other Resistance: The Republican One


By MARK LEIBOVICH via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/magazine/republican-primary-trump-resistance.html?partner=IFTTT
President Trump is overwhelmingly popular with his base, but a handful of dissident Republicans think they know how to defeat him in a primary contest. Are they wrong?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Are You Taking Your Child to ‘Avengers: Endgame’? We Want to Hear From You.


By Unknown Author via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/23/movies/formacist-avengers-endgame-standalone.html?partner=IFTTT
We want to hear from parents who, like it or not, plan to sit through this three-hour movie with their children.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Review: The Real Heroes Were the Friends We Made Along the Way


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/movies/avengers-endgame-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Captain America and other stars settle scores, tie up loose ends and take a long victory lap in the final chapter of this cycle.

The Company That Sells Love to America Had a Dark Secret


By TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/magazine/kay-jewelry-sexual-harassment.html?partner=IFTTT
For thousands of women, working at the nation’s largest jewelry retailer meant unequal pay, harassment or worse.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

‘Curse of La Llorona’ Is No. 1 as Box Office Braces for More ‘Avengers’


By GABE COHN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/movies/curse-of-la-llorona-box-office.html?partner=IFTTT
Fox’s faith-based “Breakthrough,” with Chrissy Metz as a mother who prays for her son’s seemingly impossible medical recovery, came in third.

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Trailers: ‘Dark Phoenix’ and ‘Hobbs & Shaw’


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/movies/dark-phoenix-trailer.html?partner=IFTTT
A blond Jessica Chastain and extensive action scenes liven up those clips, and we finally get to hear Mark Hamill as Chucky in the promo for “Child’s Play.”

‘Kalank’ Review: A Bollywood Love Story in the Shadow of Partition


By RACHEL SALTZ via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/movies/kalank-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Abhishek Varman’s maximalist melodrama delivers spectacle (some of it mind-numbing) but fails to tell a gripping story.

‘Red Joan’ Review: I Spy, Reluctantly


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/movies/red-joan-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Trevor Nunn’s listless period drama about an English physicist who leaks atom-bomb secrets, drags when it should zing.

‘Someone Great’ Review: After a Breakup, One Last Night on the Town


By KAREN HAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/movies/someone-great-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Netflix’s contribution to the “girls’ night out” genre has its clichés, but the cast has ample chemistry to pull it off.

Almodóvar and Malick Will Compete at Cannes. Tarantino? He’s a Maybe.


By FARAH NAYERI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/movies/cannes-festival-lineup.html?partner=IFTTT
The Cannes Film Festival announced the first movies that will compete for the Palme d’Or in May.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Brings Him Back to Life


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/movies/man-who-killed-don-quixote-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Terry Gilliam’s long-deferred tribute to Cervantes’s knight errant finally arrives, starring Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver.